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Our Fantastic Featured Wines for September 16

NEXT Friday, we've got MAWOktoberfest!! Join reps from Euclid Beverage and DeNovo Brewing for an unforgettable evening of tasting great fall beers! We'll have some light grub to go along with it too.  Mark September 19 on your calendar and plan to attend!

MAW is proud to serve and sell DeNovo Beers brewed right here in Monmouth. Currently, we have their Pale Ale, Wheat, Stout and Red Ale. You can mix and match any amount to go or sit in our beautiful bar and cool off with a cold one. Now you have another opportunity to drink local!

We've got some great events lined up in September. Remember to click on the events page to keep up to date on all the fun action at MAW!


Black Stallion 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley.  “Here’s another fantastic value from Black Stallion, which has an uncanny ability to produce Cabernets of great depth and charm that can stand against more expensive wines. This 2011 is dry, full-bodied and rich in flavors of black currants. It might even age, but there’s no reason not to enjoy it now. “ Editor's Choice, 92 pts.,  Wine Enthusiast


Papa 2013 Godello - Spain.  It possesses the texture of a classy white Burgundy, as well as lots of honeyed citrus, spring flower, quince and apricot characteristics. Medium-bodied with impressive texture, depth and richness, its finish is fresh, vibrant and exuberant.  If you haven’t yet checked out the top Godellos from Spain, it’s time you did.

Markham 2013 Sauvignon Blanc - Napa Valley. Aromas of fresh pineapple and gardenia blossoms will surely take you in that direction. Juicy fruit is a continuing theme with apricot, honeydew melon and ruby grapefruit. A ripe entry is full on the palate with a bright, clean finish.

Bonterra 2012 Chardonnay - Mendocino County.  An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest.


Cusumano 2013 Nero d’Avola - Italy.  Deep red color with violet reflections. Pleasant scents of undergrowth fruits and red berry, aromatic. Harmonious and rounded, elegant and concentrated red, ripe fruit, pronounced character.

Cigar Zin 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel -  Healdsburg.  Cigar Zin has notes of deep black fruit, a punch of spice and crushed black pepper on the nose. The rich, lush and well-structured wine is hearty with exotic fruit characteristics.

Earthquake 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon - Lodi  This wine by Michael David Winery is juicy and fruit forward with plenty of structure. Black cherry compote predominates, but this bottle is infused with hints of cocoa. Consistent with Earthquake’s signature style, it is full-bodied, but sleek as silk. It finishes smooth with mild tannins, and a slight high note on the finish.

We stock 80 craft beers and our beer list is changes every week. Octoberfest and pumpkin beers are starting to arrive!

With over 130 unique Bourbons, Ryes and Whiskeys (and a few Scotches!) You won't find a better selection of brown than at Market Alley Wines! And you just never know when some rare Bourbons will show up. We seriously have the widest selection you will find!


Market Alley Wines | 59 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462 | 309.734.1800